Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Delayed Announcement

I wish I were more organized,
I would send these out in the mail.
But since I'm not, no sense in not sharing
 our baby announcements anyway!
These are some of the beautiful photos my sweet friend Robin took of Natalie last month.  Natalie cried nearly the entire time, but Robin was patient and kind.  There were over a hundred amazing pictures, and this is only a smidgen of them.  I am sure I will find excuses to share more of them in the future!
Robin is an amazing lady in other ways.  She calls herself a meteor magnet, because if one fell from space, it would seriously hit someone in her family.  Several of her children have some pretty intense health concerns, and the folks at the ER know the family by name.  Robin herself has not evaded the meteors.  Health issues have haunted her as well, and her mother was recently near death and was hospitalized for several weeks.  Let's say the girl knows stress.  But her faith is strong and she is a great example of perseverance as she holds it all together.
Oh, and babies love her.

I am grateful for the talents my friends have been blessed with.  Some are like Robin, with artistic talents, amazing energy and creativity.  Others, like Melissa, Kathy, Francine and Chantal are wonderful active-listeners who make therapy unnecessary.  Some, like Danielle, Madelaine, Joanna, Amanda and Krista show up, and by showing up bring comfort and help (Robin is also one of these). 
 Some make me laugh,
 some share their faith,
some wipe tears
and some join right in to shed them. 
“We are all in this together. We need each other. Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old need you who are young, and hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old...We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other. These friendships are a necessary source of sustenance. We need to renew our faith every day. We need to lock arms and help build the kingdom so that it will roll forth and fill the whole earth.”
Marjorie Pay Hinkley
Standing on the bed to get the perfect shot.
If you would like to hire Robin to take your family or baby photos,
check out her website
You will love her!!! (We do!)

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